The first summer school for teachers’ personal development had excellent results. They were 24 teachers that attented, from primary school and school counselors from the state system, who benefited from an intensive program of workshops, totaling 30 hours of personal development. The project was conducted over 5 days in the Saxon town Mălancrav, in Sibiu county, according to a press release received from Embassy of Belgium.
“This pilot project proved to be a success, so we will continue in the coming years,” gladly announced Ilse Baekelandt-Luyten, wife of the Ambassador of Belgium to Bucharest and Honorary President of Hora association. “For us, it was very important to see the motivation and dedication from the participants during the sessions”. A participant teacher confessed: “The exercises helped me to know me better, they have let me explain some gaps in my existence, to solve my problems in class, to clearly formulate my professional objectives and to be serene. Now I can face anything! »
“I’m sorry that I could not participate at this project as a student. The reactions that came from the participants were very positive, very encouraging, therefore we will continue to support this initiative and look forward to the next edition, “said Dorel Baila, deputy inspector in the School Inspectorate of Sibiu.
At the invitation of the Hora Association, three experienced trainers have responded, members of the “Educatieve Academy” in Belgium, specializing in supporting personal development courses for teachers.
“One third of the participants are working in schools in disadvantaged areas” confirmed Lorena Felder, HR Manager at Carmeuse Romania Foundation, a partner and sponsor in the project.
“The trainers tailored the workshops to the specific needs of the teachers that are working in disadvantaged areas”.
“E & Y Romania is very pleased with the results of the project. Supporting the educational system in Romania is a natural choice for us,” said Jean-Marc Cambien, E & Y partner for Romania. “By strengthening the inner strength of each teacher, the learning process of the children will benefit and, in this way, will increase the future employment rate of the young people in the system.”
The entire program was held in Mălancrav, a restored village by “Mihai Eminescu Trust” Foundation aiming to offer a responsible tourism, the purpose being the heritage conservation and revitalization of the Transylvanian village.
The “Hai cu noi in Hora” association is a non-governmental organization in Romania that wants to implement tools for personal development of the teachers and school counselors in the state system, in close cooperation with personnel from outside the country, specialized in Psychology-Education segment. The “Hai cu noi in Hora” association operates under the High Patronage of the Embassy of Belgium in Romania, in partnership with the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research, Institute of Education Sciences, the County Centres for Resources and Psycho-pedagogical Assistance – CJRAE of Arges, Mures, Dambovita, Brasov and Sibiu and with the support of Carmeuse Foundation. Hora is funded by Carmeuse Romania, EY Romania, GDM Electronics, VPK Packaging, Puratos, Dacris SRL, Belexport, IKEA, SAB Miller (Ursus), De Banier, Absolute Jobs and Leonidas. Lastly, Hora enjoys the support of a partnership from: Educatieve Academy Mihai Eminescu Trust and the Romanian Association of Sandplay.